Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch, together with original box and guarantee Cosmograph Daytona, Ref:6262, Serial No.273****, Made 1970, Sold 6th December 1975
Lot 328
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch, together with original box and guarantee Cosmograph Daytona, Ref:6262, Serial No.273****, Made 1970, Sold 6th December 1975
Sold for £46,850 (US$ 78,699) inc. premium
Lot Details
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch, together with original box and guarantee
Cosmograph Daytona, Ref:6262, Serial No.273****, Made 1970, Sold 6th December 1975
17-jewel Cal.727 manual wind chronograph movement signed on the bridge, three-colour matt black dial signed Rolex Cosmograph and 'Daytona' in red, sunken engine turned white subsidiary dials with printed black divisions with square ends, outer white scale with red printed seconds and square hourly divisions and luminous dots, steel baton hands with luminous inserts, black tipped arrow chronograph hand, brushed and polished case with screw on back numbered 6262, screw down Oyster crown flanked by two chronograph plunge pushers, fixed bezel with units per hour steel bezel, fitted Oyster bracelet numbered 7835 19 with 357 end pieces, together with fitted Rolex box, dated guarantee booklet, case dial and movement signed
36mm.

Footnotes

  • First appearing in the early 1960s, the 'exotic' or 'tropical' dial was renamed the 'Paul Newman' by Italian collectors after the American actor wore the watch in promotional posters for the film 'Winning.'

    By sinking the subsidiary dials and outer scale within the dark opaque dial background, the dial achieves an unusual three-dimensionality. The reference 6262 was manufactured for one year only in 1970. The 6264 version was manufactured for 3 years. These references were the last chronographs equipped with the push-down buttons and with the Cal.727 movement.

    This watch is being sold by the original owner.
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